Wynnyk, Josh

Percussionist, Canada

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Four-time National Youth Orchestra of Canada percussionist Josh Wynnyk recently graduated from the Glenn Gould School receiving a Performance Diploma with honors made possible by The Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation Scholarship studying primarily under John Rudolph. Two weeks before graduating, Josh was offered the Principal Percussion position in the Regina Symphony Orchestra and will begin in the 2017-2018 season. He has played in music festivals in Austria with the Vienna Philharmonic, in New York playing at Carnegie Hall and has toured Canada, USA, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, and Germany. In addition to his studies at The Glenn Gould School, Josh has had lessons with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and more. Josh has played in masterclasses for Anne-Julie Caron, Don Liuzzi, Steve Schick, Russell Hartenberger and Wieland Welzel. Josh has won an Award of Excellence from the 2016 National Youth Orchestra as well as the “Piccolo Prix” from the National Arts Centre Bursary Competition.